Spicy egg

Spicy EggFinally I have found a hobby that is becoming bigger addiction than blogging or cooking. I have been knitting a lot these days(Check what I am upto at my art blog). I am enjoying it thoroughly, so I am spending very little time in kitchen.

For both of us, eggs fit in any meal of the day. I get bored of eating same dish very soon, so I experiment with it. I usually make dal/gravy and some spicy egg side dish and our dinner gets ready in no time. I prepared this a couple of days ago and we loved it.

3 boiled eggs
1/2 cup onion
8-10 curry leaves
1 tea spn chili powder
1/8 tea spn  shahjeera
1/2 tea spn ginger-garlic paste
3 cloves
1″ cinnamon
1/4 tea spn coriander seeds

Heat oil and fry 3-4 curry leaves, shahjeera, ginger-garlic paste, cloves, cinnamon, coriander seeds, onion till onions turn slightly brownish. Add salt and chili powder. Fry for a min and grind to a smooth paste(do not add water).
Peel the eggs. Put 3 deep cuts into each egg, take care not to break the egg. Stuff the paste into the slits.
Heat oil in a pan and slide the eggs into it. Add any remaining paste and curry leaves. Close the lid and keep it on a medium heat. After few minutes, open the lid and slightly stir the eggs, cover the lid again. Fry for another few minutes. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 20mins

47 Comments for “Spicy egg”


This looks so good! Here in Michigan it is hard to find curry leaves. I have curry powder-could I use other leaves and toss with curry powder? If so, what sort of leaves would I look for that would hold up to the heat process? Would spinach or other fresh greens work?

I love your recipes!

Shilpa: Yes, you can add a little curry leaf powder and use fresh coriander(cilantro) leaves as garnish. I don’t think any other greens will be suitable.
Btw…here also we get curry leaves rarely. So last time, I bought a big batch and sun dried them. Then stored in air tight bags. I use them when fresh leaves are not available. Do give it a try.


Three cheers for knitting :)
That is a wonderful dish- looks very tasty. I have some curry leaves growing in a pot and will be making this soon.


And the knitting fever seems to have caught on :-)

Shilpa: Haha. Yes Raaga. Its been 2-3months now and day by day it is increasing. And definitely, my eyes are suffering the most.



Beautiful photo Shilpa, like soldiers!:))

Looks yummy. Darn Tomatoes are infected now, hard to make gravies unless I use the canned ones, which are not bad. Atleast this recipe doesn’t need it!:))

sowmya venkatesh


Hi Shilpa…
checked out your knitting its really nice….
i wanted to ask you…
are there any alternate names for shahjeera???
how to differentiate between regular jeera and shahjeera???

Shilpa: Shahjeera is black in color and slightly thinner. I will post a picture in glossary(which will appear as a link in the above post) soon. It has a unique and strong taste to it.

prasad prabhu


Hello Shilpa

This is really good i tried and did some variation to make it more spicy and it turned out to be excellent.


That is the second egg recipe I am drooling at today… I make a very similar version too… This is one of my favorite spicy egg preparations… Cute presentation too :)

padmini bhatkal


Dear Shilpa,

I have just tried your spicy egg curry recipe this Sunday morning and everyone loved it. Is it possible to make a little gravy with it to go with chapatis? Also as its monsoon time I would love to have some rainy day snacks/dishes.


So perfect, I love this egg, will have to make it for myself one day, as I am the only one at home who loves boiled eggs. BTW, I am hosting a ONE DISH MEAL EVENT, i would love for you to participate. The details for the event at in my site. Thanks



Shilpa I tried this dish today and it is yummy.I just tried this on one egg. removed yolk of an egg and mixed the pieces with the spice mixture and stuffed the egg. quite a different taste. Thanks for ur yummy recipe.



Hi Shilpa,

This is the first time I came across your website. Its amazing. All the recipes look so easy and I’m sure I’m going to try atleast few of them to start with.

Thanks & regards,




Hey i made this dish yesterday… n my hubby dear n frds loved it a lot.. in fact two of them asked me for the recipe thanks for posting…

do keep posting yummy recipes..

Thanx again :-)



Hi Shilpa,

I tried and it was yum. Thanks for the recipe. One question – how did you get this rich red color without tomatoes. Must be your chilli powder?


Yes, I use either Kashmiri chilli powder available in Indian stores here or Byadagi chilli powder which I bring from India. They give a beautiful color.



It is very delicious dish which can be served to guests on special occasion.It is very easy to prepare.

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